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Turk's Island

Hints to Female Teachers intending
to compete for Certificates of Merit 11
Teachers' Association in relation to
Educational purposes...

Educational Conference

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Ditto, Midsummer 1857



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Retirement of Mr. Dunn'

The late Samuel Gurney, Esq.

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Lessons, with Foot-notes, Explana-
tions, and Questions........
A Guide to the Knowledge of Life,
designed for the use of Schools;
Hand-Book of Logic, adapted espe-
cially for the use of Schools and
Teachers; Religious Education, by
Joseph Boulden; a System of Rhe-
toric, in a method entirely new;
English, Past and Present; a Short
Memoir of the late Mr. Henry
Althaus, the Address of Dr. Fletcher
at the Grave, and the Funeral Ser-
mon by the Rev. C. Stovel; an
Essay on the Art of Writing, with a
course of Lessons on Penmanship

Lyrics for Youth; Library Edition of

the British Poets; Bowles' Poetical

Works; Oral Exercises in French


Lardner's Hand-Book of Natural Phi-

losophy; Schnorr's Bible Pictures;

the School Singing-Book; the Theory

and Practice of Notes of Lessons;

Bible Exercises, or Scripture Refer-

ences; the British Workman;

Russia and her Czars; Rational

Arithmetic; Ahn's Simple Method

of learning the French Language;

Conversational French Phrases;

Voltaire's Histoire de Charles XII. 114

Lardner's Museum of Science and Art;
Schnorr's Bible Pictures; Nichol's
Edition of the British Poets; Lessons
on General Knowledge; the British
Educator; a Half-yearly Course of
Lessons and Exercises in Music;
Wings and Stings

A Daily Text-Book for Home Lessons;
the Sea-side Lesson Book; Manual
of Educational Requirements ne-
cessary for the Civil Service; Lard-
ner's Hand-Book of Natural Philo-
sophy; Burns' Poetical Works; the
Art of Land Surveying
A Complete Guide to Government
Appointments, and to the Civil Ser-
vice Examinations; Lardner's Hand-
Book of Natural Philosophy; a
Course of Practical Geometry;
Tabular Exercises in Elementary
Arithmetic; Churchill's Poetical
Works, and Pope's Poetical Works;
Questions on the use of the Globes;
the Stepping Stone to Natural His-
tory; First Principles of General
Knowledge simply Explained..

A Guide to Astronomical Science;

Genealogical Text-book of British

History; Betts's Geographical Slate,

with a map engraved on each side;

the Present Aspects of the Scottish

Education Question; a Simple

Catechism of the Animal, Vegetable,

and Mineral Kingdoms; Classified

Abridgment of the Minutes of Coun-

cil on Education

An Etymological Dictionary of Scrip-
ture Names, Accented and Explain-
ed; Outlines of the History of Rome,
with Questions for Examination;
the Poetical Works of Sir Walter

White's Drawing Exercises, adapted

to Collective and Individual Teach-

ing, and Drawing for Elementary

Schools; the Pupil-Teachers' Ma

nual, adapted to each year of their

Apprenticeship; Wilkinson's Re-

gister of Progress





SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS, FROM MARCH 1, 1854, TO SEPT. 1, 1854. One hundred and ninety-one students have been in training in the Normal College.

Forty-eight have received appointments to schools.

Twelve have withdrawn, either from illness, a desire to change their occupation, or a want of fitness for the work.

One hundred and twenty remain in the Institution.

Eighteen schools have received temporary assistance during the illness or otherwise necessary absence of their teachers.


The brief abstract given in our last comprised the most important facts connected with the Society's operations during the year ending in May, 1854. The Report of the Society, which has since been issued to the Subscribers, contains, in addition to those facts, some interesting statements relating to the general progress of popular education among us. In particular, we wish to call the attention of such of our readers as do not receive the Report, to the following remarks, describing the position occupied by the British and Foreign School Society in relation to modern educational movements, and the precise nature and limits of the assistance which it receives from the funds at the disposal of the Government.

"The aid of the Committee of Council is strictly confined to the Model and Normal Schools; the general operations of the Society are as entirely dependent on voluntary subscriptions as they ever were.

"The reason is obvious. The Society has a work to do which Government cannot recognize. It deals extensively with a class of schools, the supporters of which are either unable, or unwilling, to receive Government aid. It often acts at home, and generally in the colonies, through Societies having mainly religious objects; and, therefore, altogether unconnected with the State. Its agencies all tend to protect the schools from any possible interference with their liberty of action. It provides, in fact, against dangers to which the reception of State aid might expose, if the organizations of the Government were not met by this and similar organizations of the voluntary principle.

"Further, it should be remembered that the Society, as such, is the only effective

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